Having a beautiful smile will make you more confident. When you are happy and reflect that openly, others around you respond to that energy and shine positivity back towards you. Smiling can feel uncomfortable if you do not like your teeth. Keep on reading for some ways to whiten teeth.
To avoid unnecessary pain, people with sensitive teeth should consult a dental professional to find the best possible whitening product. Since most take home teeth whitening products are not made for sensitive teeth, it is important that you consult a professional before applying an irritant to your own sensitive teeth. They can direct you to the most effective and pain-free whitening solution.
Rather than focusing on removing stains from your teeth with whitening pastes, creams and gels, why not avoid staining them in the first place? Coffee and tea are notorious for staining teeth and should be avoided if at all possible. If you do drink them, try rinsing your mouth out with clean water when you are done to minimize staining.
Rinse your mouth with hydrogen peroxide before you brush your teeth. This is a natural remedy that is cheap and works well. It will help whiten your teeth and it isn’t as harsh as other whitening methods. Be careful not to swallow it because it will make you sick and possibly vomit.
When you use teeth whitening products, read the directions carefully and follow them exactly. Leaving whitening products on longer than is recommended can have painful consequences, such as inflamed gums and increased tooth sensitivity. Immediately after whitening, avoid acidic or sugary beverages for extra protection.
Try using hydrogen peroxide to help with whitening your smile. Take a washcloth and dip it into the solution. Once some of the solution has seeped in, use the cloth to wipe your teeth. The peroxide helps lighten stains while the cloth helps lift them.
It is very easy to become “addicted” to whitening your teeth. Overuse of whitening products, especially those with bleach, can have an adverse effect on your teeth and gums. Once you have reached your white level, continue with touch-ups once a month. Multiple bleaching treatments should only be done once or twice a year.
Using whitening toothpaste is a common strategy. Although these toothpastes are not as potent as other whiteners, they will remove any recent stains and protect your teeth from new stains. The toothpaste contains a silica abrasive which scrubs away new stains without harming the tooth’s enamel.
Avoid using toothpaste and drinking water that has been treated with fluoride. Although the United States still allows it, many other countries have actually banned treating drinking water with fluoride due to the unknown potential hazards it can cause. Recent studies have shown that fluoride can actually discolor or stain your teeth.
To whiten your teeth naturally, use dried bay leaves and orange peels. Simply grind the dried leaves and peels together and use a damp toothbrush to brush the mixture onto your teeth. The combination will whiten your teeth without the hassle of trips to the dentist, which can be time consuming and costly.
Don’t smoke anymore. In addition to being bad for your health, smoking also causes stains on your teeth. A smoker is easy to spot because those yellow teeth give it away. Maintaining the whiteness of your teeth while smoking is no easy task. If quitting smoking is not an option, cut back as much as possible for the sake of your health and to have a white, bright smile.
As was mentioned in the introduction, having whiter teeth can contribute to overall happiness. Since you now realize what it takes to have shiny, white teeth, start smiling a little more. Brighter days are ahead of you now that you know and can apply these tips.